Getting the correct size E-Bike is a crucial step in making the right choice of bike for your needs. Knowing your height and inseam measurements will help you make the right choice. The good news is our Adventuri electric bikes come in a range of sizes to help make sure you get the right fit for your size. To help you decide, we’ve created this handy ebike size guide.
If you’re buying an e-bike for the first time, you might not be aware that there are a number of factors to consider before you buy. Knowing the right electric bike size for your height is an important first step. So why is it important to know the right ebike size? How does this affect your riding comfort and experience? We’ll answer these questions below and give you some tricks and tips about how to make the right choice, so you might want to read on!
1 Size matters
Most simply put, riding the right size of ebike for your height saves you from long-term and short-term injuries. Riding an electric bike should be an enjoyable and comfortable experience, however, in the short-term having the wrong size bike can lead you to be off-balance and uncomfortable while on the bike and quickly develop fatigue and pain. Long-term risks are back and wrist injuries from an incorrect riding position. But don’t worry, with a few simple measurements you can be confident you’ll be getting the correct ebike for your height.
2 Measuring your height
First, it’s important to know how tall you are. To accurately measure your height, stand upright against a wall with your shoes off and your legs together. Use a pencil to make a small mark on the wall above the top of your head. You can then use a measuring tape to measure from the floor to your pencil mark.
3 Choosing the frame size
Frame size is one of the most crucial aspects of an electric bike’s size. The frame size mostly determines the relatively sizing of most of the other components of the ebike. Some level of adjustment can be made to accommodate fitting a particular frame size, such as saddle height and handlebar size and style, however, it’s best to make sure your frame fits first, before making decisions about these other features.
Frame size is the measured by the length of the seat-tube on step-through designs. This is the distance between the bottom bracket (the axle in the middle of the pedal arms) to the top of the seat-tube (where the seat clamp holds the seat post).
The size guide above shows the essential size details of our Adventuri E-Bikes and how these compare to different rider heights. Using the above height guide you’ll be able to determine which size of ebike is most suitable for your height. Our 26” wheel diameter Adventuri E-Bike has a frame size of 17”. You’ll see that by using the adjustable saddle height this frame will comfortably accommodate riders between 4’10” to around 5’10”. Our 27.5” wheel diameter Adventuri E-Bike has a frame size of 18”. This bike will comfortably accommodate riders between 5’2” to around 6’1”. For those riders around 5 foot in height, either bike could fit you comfortably. The key deciding factor here is your level of confidence. For more confident riders, the 27.5” Adventuri E-Bike is likely to be best. Whereas those who are likely to cycle less often and are less confident may enjoy the ease of getting on and off offered by the slightly smaller bike
4 Buying electric bikes online
Ordering electric bikes online is getting more and more popular these days. However, some people are still concerned that they might need to try a bike first to ensure that they are picking the right one. We welcome test rides and will happily organise them for our customers, however if this is not possible for you, please be assured that with the right guides (like this one!) and accommodating shops (like us!) who are always available to answer your questions, you are sure to get the right bike delivered to your doorstep.